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EU-Turkey’s Alışveriş

Written by Stelios Kavvadias Turkey has been at the doorstep of Europe since 1987, when the European Economic Community, the predecessor of the European Union, received its accession application. However, it was only in 2005—almost 20 years later—that the negotiations for… Continue Reading →

Genome Editing: Sailing in turbulent waters

Written by Christos Tsagkaris The participants of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong (Nov. 26, 2018) witnessed the very first announcement of a gene therapy trial on human embryos. The Chinese researcher, He Jiankui and his… Continue Reading →

Internet Governance

Written by Stelios Kavvadias In 2017 the number of Internet users surpassed 4 billion, as a result, among others, of the immense yearly improvements of digital infrastructure worldwide (Mcdonald, 2018). This means that by June 2017, 51% of the world’s… Continue Reading →

European Army

Written by Roger Chamma It is true that the army as a concept is a timeless mechanism of defense, Its function and value is of particular concern to sociologists and political scientists. From city-states to empires and the formation of… Continue Reading →

Westernization in Africa: Another Perspective

Written by Denise Quek Zhi XIng In his article “Africa has been failed by westernisation. It must cast off its subservience”, author Chigozie Obioma touches on the issue of how westernisation has to a great extent affected Africa negatively. He… Continue Reading →

December: Brussels Briefing

What a month dense of events has been the last one around Brussels, hasn’t it? Here I analyse the most relevant ones; feel free to skim the page and take what interests you the most! Today’s topics: Brexit is going… Continue Reading →

Dayton Peace Agreement and Bosnia & Herzegovina

Written by Enna Zone Đonlić Bosnia and Herzegovina was part of the Social Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until 1992. After Slovenia and Croatia declared their independence, the Bosnian parliament called for the Independence Referendum. The Referendum for independence took place on… Continue Reading →

Saving the multilateral trading system: EU’s action plan to reform the World Trade Organization

Written by Yasmine Idrissi Azzouzi Geneva, November 2018 On September 18th, the European Commission has published proposals to reform the World Trade Organization. Since its establishment in 1995, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has created a level playing field for… Continue Reading →

Journalism Under Attack

Written by Elodie Arpa Journalism is an integral part of our society’s democracy. In the last years, digitalisation and the use of the Internet have enabled more and more people to inform others independently and bring more transparency into their governmental… Continue Reading →

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